On Space http://aviationweek.com/blog/6698/feed en NASA Waiting On Batteries Before Resuming ISS Spacewalks http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-waiting-batteries-resuming-iss-spacewalks <div class="node-body blog-body">U. S. orchestrated spacewalks, previously set for Aug. 21 and 29, will be rescheduled for later this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-waiting-batteries-resuming-iss-spacewalks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-waiting-batteries-resuming-iss-spacewalks#comments Space On Space Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:43:00 +0000 1170491 at http://aviationweek.com <p>U. S. International Space Station astronauts wait for battery replacements to resume maintenance spacewalks. NASA</p> SpaceX on Rumored Layoffs http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-rumored-layoffs <div class="node-body blog-body">California company sees 5% workforce reduction</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-rumored-layoffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-rumored-layoffs#comments Space Global North America On Space Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:30:00 +0000 1163431 at http://aviationweek.com UPDATE: DigitalGlobe's Before and After Images of MH17 Crash Site http://aviationweek.com/blog/update-digitalglobes-and-after-images-mh17-crash-site <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. commercial imagery provider DigitalGlobe posts electro-optical images of eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/update-digitalglobes-and-after-images-mh17-crash-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/update-digitalglobes-and-after-images-mh17-crash-site#comments Space Global On Space Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:48:00 +0000 1159701 at http://aviationweek.com ESA's Venus Express Completes Aerobraking Test http://aviationweek.com/blog/esas-venus-express-completes-aerobraking-test <div class="node-body blog-body">"Once we have completed the orbit raise, we look forward to procesing and analyzing the scientific data collected onthe atmosphere," says Patrick Martin, ESA's Venus Express mission manager. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/esas-venus-express-completes-aerobraking-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/esas-venus-express-completes-aerobraking-test#comments Space On Space Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:27:00 +0000 1154941 at http://aviationweek.com <p>European Space Agency&#39;s Venus Express weathers rugged aero braking session. ESA&nbsp;</p> Parachute Failure Mars NASA's LDSD Pacific Flight Test http://aviationweek.com/blog/parachute-failure-mars-nasas-ldsd-pacific-flight-test <div class="node-body blog-body">"This is sort of new territory we were in," said NASA Low Density Supersonic Decelerator engineer Dan Coatta. "Our test goals were to inflate the balloon, launch, get up to altitude successfully, drop off the balloon, have the rocket motor fire and get up to speed." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/parachute-failure-mars-nasas-ldsd-pacific-flight-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/parachute-failure-mars-nasas-ldsd-pacific-flight-test#comments Space On Space Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:36:00 +0000 1147651 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX to launch Orbcomm on Falcon 9 July 14 http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-launch-orbcomm-falcon-9-july-14 <div class="node-body blog-body">But will they webcast it?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-launch-orbcomm-falcon-9-july-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-launch-orbcomm-falcon-9-july-14#comments Space On Space Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:47:00 +0000 1146911 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Primed for New Round of Low Density Supersonic Decelerator Launch Attempts http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-primed-new-round-low-density-supersonic-decelerator-launch-attempts <div class="node-body blog-body">The U. S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility has cleared launch attempts for June 28, 29 and 30, July 1 and 3. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-primed-new-round-low-density-supersonic-decelerator-launch-attempts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-primed-new-round-low-density-supersonic-decelerator-launch-attempts#comments Space On Space Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:15:00 +0000 1145731 at http://aviationweek.com <p><em>NASA&#39;s saucer-like Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator inflates to increase atmospheric drag for Mars landing. NASA&nbsp;</em></p> NASA's $2.5 Billion Curiosity Rover Reaches Prime Mission Threshold http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-25-billion-curiosity-rover-reaches-prime-mission-threshold <div class="node-body blog-body">"When you are exploring another planet, you expect surprises," notes Jim Erickson, NASA's Curiosity project manager.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-25-billion-curiosity-rover-reaches-prime-mission-threshold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-25-billion-curiosity-rover-reaches-prime-mission-threshold#comments Space On Space Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:35:00 +0000 1144491 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Curiosity marks one Martian year in Gale Crater. NASA</p> Podcast: The State of Human Deep Space Exploration http://aviationweek.com/blog/podcast-state-human-deep-space-exploration <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>How likely is human flight to Mars? In this week&#39;s Check 6 podcast, longtime space editors Jim Asker and Frank Morring discuss this week&#39;s cover package.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/podcast-state-human-deep-space-exploration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/podcast-state-human-deep-space-exploration#comments Space On Space Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:36:00 +0000 1142591 at http://aviationweek.com Multinational Astronauts Set to Submerge Undersea to Prep for Deep Space http://aviationweek.com/blog/multinational-astronauts-set-submerge-undersea-prep-deep-space <div class="node-body blog-body">"Life undersea is as close to being in space as possible," notes NASA's Bill Todd, the NEEMO project manager.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/multinational-astronauts-set-submerge-undersea-prep-deep-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/multinational-astronauts-set-submerge-undersea-prep-deep-space#comments Space On Space Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:11:00 +0000 1140541 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Aquarius undersea lab serves as deep space analogue for multinational astronauts. NOAA</p> Photos: Soviet Shuttle Dreams To Dust http://aviationweek.com/blog/photos-soviet-shuttle-dreams-dust <div class="node-body blog-body">The flightworthy Buran was destroyed on May 12, 2002, when a roof at Baikonur’s Site 112 collapsed, apparently from a combination of poor maintenance and a heavy burden of snow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/photos-soviet-shuttle-dreams-dust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/photos-soviet-shuttle-dreams-dust#comments Space On Space Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:28:00 +0000 1140511 at http://aviationweek.com Orbcomm's Elusive Falcon 9 Launch Date TBD http://aviationweek.com/blog/orbcomms-elusive-falcon-9-launch-date-tbd <div class="node-body blog-body">Back-to-back helium leaks on the Falcon 9 first stage in recent months have contributed to delays in at least two SpaceX campaigns. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/orbcomms-elusive-falcon-9-launch-date-tbd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/orbcomms-elusive-falcon-9-launch-date-tbd#comments Space On Space Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:52:00 +0000 1139781 at http://aviationweek.com Unfavorable Winds Delay Test Flight of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Demonstrator http://aviationweek.com/blog/unfavorable-winds-delay-test-flight-nasas-low-density-supersonic-demonstrator <div class="node-body blog-body">"We are still very enthusiastic about opportunities that we think are ahead of us to do this test," said Ian Clark, NASA's LDSD principal investigator.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/unfavorable-winds-delay-test-flight-nasas-low-density-supersonic-demonstrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/unfavorable-winds-delay-test-flight-nasas-low-density-supersonic-demonstrator#comments Space On Space Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:32:00 +0000 1139081 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Unseasonable winds delay test launch of NASA&#39;s saucer-shaped Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator. NASA</p> Smoke in Space Station Russian Module Clears Quickly http://aviationweek.com/blog/smoke-space-station-russian-module-clears-quickly <div class="node-body blog-body">"We believe it's under control at this time," ISS commander Steve Swanson informs NASA's Mission Control.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/smoke-space-station-russian-module-clears-quickly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/smoke-space-station-russian-module-clears-quickly#comments Space On Space Wed, 11 Jun 2014 01:35:00 +0000 1137721 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Alexander Gerst, Reid Wiseman and Maxim Suraev, left to right, share view from space station&#39;s Cupola observation deck. NASA</p> Back in the Game? http://aviationweek.com/blog/back-game <div class="node-body blog-body">Midway through a refresh of its A2100 satellite bus, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. is going after new commercial business. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/back-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/back-game#comments Space On Space Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:16:00 +0000 1135841 at http://aviationweek.com